What's New at NNS
March 2011 - Tucson, Arizona
NNS has updated our Notice of Privacy Practices for Protected Health Information. You are invited to print a copy of the new notice for your information and records, which is available under the FORMS section of this website. Printed copies are also available in our office. Please let our staff know if we may answer any questions regarding HIPAA.
January 2011 - Tucson, Arizona
CIGNA HealthPlan has announced that all the physicians of Northwest NeuroSpecialists have met the quality and cost-effectiveness criteria to be designated as CIGNA Care Specialists as of January 1, 2011. CIGNA evalutes 19 specialities on a yearly basis for quality and cost-effectiveness measures within their fields.
December 2010 - Tucson, Arizona
In recognition of their contributions to neurosurgery, Drs. Timothy Putty, Thomas Scully, and Richard Chua, were honored as Fellows of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) in 2010. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons was founded in 1931 as The Harvey Cushing Society. The AANS has a proud tradition of excellence in neurosurgical education and advancement of its specialty. This honor is bestowed on those individuals who have been contributors to future advancements in the organization. This professional qualification is given to those who have attained the educational training, professional qualification and ethical conduct consistent with the high standards established by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
November 2010 - Tucson, Arizona
Northwest NeuroSpecialists launches a new website. The new nwneuro.com offers extensive patient education, and we hope that all of our patients and other website users will find our site to be valuable resource.
July 2008 - Tucson, Arizona
June 2008 - Tucson, Arizona
Lynda Smith, CEBS, CMPE, HIA, Practice Administrator, has been invited to participate as faculty for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Practice Management Workshop to be held in Chicago, IL, at the end of June. Lynda's presentation is entitled, "Surviving Electronic Medical Record Implementation." Northwest NeuroSpecialists became one of the first medical practices in Southern Arizona to have a paperless, completely electronic medical record system in 2003.
Northwest NeuroSpecialists is pleased to announce that Jeanette Wendt, M.D., Neurology, was featured in the June 2008 issue of Tucson Lifestyles' Best Doctors in Tucson. Exerpted from a list compiled by Best Doctors, Inc., Dr. Wendt was voted again after her first appearance in 2007. Best Doctors, Inc. surveys approximately 41,000 physicians throughout the United State each year by asking the following question: "If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, and you could not treat them yourself, to whom would you refer?" Congratulations, Dr. Wendt!
April 2008 - Tucson, Arizona
Richard V. Chua, M.D., F.A.C.S, Neurosurgeon, performs Tucson's first minimally invasive direct lateral lumbar fusion. Using newly developed techniques, Dr. Chua performed a lumbar fusion in an elderly woman who had a long history of low back pain from degenerative scoliosis. The patient was released from the hospital the day after surgery. She underwent surgery after years of low back pain and had failed physical therapy, medications, and multiple injection treatments. The minimally invasive techniques employed by Dr. Chua allowed her to have a shortened hospital stay and faster return to her activities.